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Petition seeks medical marijuana for ailing household pets

Nov. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will consider whether to extend its medical cannabis program to help dogs with epilepsy and people with attention deficit disorder. Five new petitions submitted to the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board seek new qualifying medical conditions for patients in the state’s...

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

Nov. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the most commonly...

Lottery will determine state’s 6 new medical pot licenses

Nov. 21, 2019 2:41 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s medical marijuana regulators have unveiled how they plan to issue licenses for six new dispensaries in the state and new rules that would not allow the new operations to grow their own cannabis at first. The regulations released Thursday say the new licenses...

Results elusive as New Mexico combats alcohol, drug deaths

Nov. 20, 2019 3:37 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state with the nation's highest alcohol-related death rate and a longstanding opiate problem is looking for answers in three afflicted communities that have deployed extensive resources to address an epidemic of destructive substance use. An expert study released Wednesday by the...

Fake doctors, pilfered medical records drive Oxy China sales

Nov. 20, 2019 9:28 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspecting nation, fueling the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. Yet, even as its U.S. drugmaker collapses...

W Virginia to open medical marijuana business applications

Nov. 20, 2019 5:22 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Businesses hoping to break into West Virginia’s fledgling marijuana market will soon be able to apply for permits as growers, processors, dispensaries and laboratories. The state Bureau of Public Health says its Office of Medical Cannabis will open applications on Dec. 19....

Fake doctors, misleading claims drive OxyContin China sales

Nov. 20, 2019 12:51 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — OxyContin is a dying business in the United States. Purdue Pharma, owned by the billionaire Sackler family, is collapsing under an avalanche of lawsuits that accuse the company of using false claims to push its blockbuster painkiller in the U.S., profiting as an unsuspecting nation slipped...

Oklahoma court says cities may regulate medical marijuana

Nov. 19, 2019 6:59 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry. The court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the city of Broken Arrow in a case filed by marijuana grower Austin Miller. Miller said the city exceeded its authority in 2018...

Home Depot, Kohl’s slip while Medicines, ServiceNow advance

Nov. 19, 2019 4:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Home Depot Inc., down $12.99 to $225.86 The home improvement company cut its revenue forecast for the year after missing a key sales measure during the third quarter. Kohl’s Corp., down $11.38 to $47.02 The department...

Medical pot entrepreneur faces $50,000 fine

Nov. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EST

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who founded a company to cultivate recreational marijuana faces a $50,000 fine for allegedly selling $1.3 million in unregistered securities to about 40 investors. The secretary of state’s office says it reached a consent order last week with David Caputo,...